QUARTS DE CHAUME GRAND CRU

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QUARTS DE CHAUME GRAND CRU

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Dating back to a tradition in the Middle Ages where farmworkers had to give one quarter ("quart")of their harvests to the Seigneur, the Quarts de Chaume appellation has always been one of the most prestigious AOCs in the Anjou region. In 2014, it became Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru, the only Grand Cru in the Loire to date.  

Climate

Clima

Mesoclimatic influences (a microclimate in which Mediterranean plant life thrives) help grapes reach extreme levels of ripeness and promote botrytis.

Soil type

Steep south facing, geologically extremely complex slopes featuring Brioverian schist and pudding stone. 

Varietals

Chenin

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Sweet white

Annual Production*

350 hl

or around 46 700 bottles

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Producers

20

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Basic Yield

25 hl/ha

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Conservation

8°C

elevage 10 years +

Decant young wines
At least 10 years, or up to a whole century for some of the great vintages

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Main Course

Lobster

Bresse chicken, pan-fried Foie Gras, glazed duck

 

Cheese

Blue cheese

Desert

Desserts featuring pear, almond or apricot

Degustation
Look

Pale colour, developing rich golden highlights over time

Nose

Scents of ripe and candied fruit; apricot, lime blossom, honey and spices.

Palate

Lusciously smooth, rich and unctuous, with elegance and complexity. 

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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